Racing Post Greyhound TV returns tonight with dog racing action from both Henlow and Hove. To watch tonight’s racing, simply tune in on Sky Channel 231, or Freesat Channel 402. It all kicks off at 7.15pm with racing right the way through until 10.45pm. Henlow is a 12 race card with 8 open races, while Hove is also a 12 race graded affair. As added bonus for Racing Post Greyhound TV viewers tonight is the fact they are hosting the draw for the upcoming Racing Post Juvenile which features some of the top young greyhounds in the country.
The bookies make this a two dog race and it looks that way to me too. Trap 5 Delwood Roko and Trap 6 Crossfield Jet are 7/4 joint favourites at Ladbrokes and are also the only two wide runners in the contest. The Charlie Lister trained Delwood Roko looked impressive when winning here earlier this month and clocked 27.83s in the process. The five dog definitely has strong claims but I prefer the chances of the other joint favourite in the shape of Crossfield Jet from the Nick Savva yard. Admittedly, he disappointed over course and distance last time but was bumped at the first bend and couldn’t recover. I fancy he could well just get out the traps before the orange jacket and lead all the way to the line. Trap one is a bit of an unknown quantity and could be the one for tricast purposes.
Unless I’ve got this race totally wrong, I think there is some huge value to be had here. The one dog Yahoo Jamie is definitely one of my favourite greyhounds in training. Tough and consistent, you generally know what you are going to get from this veteran and he seems to improve with age if anything. He has a good draw and is a worthy favourite at 9/4 with Ladbrokes. Delwood Robbo coming out of trap two is another dog in the latter stages of his career that also keeps running to a very high and consistent level. I’d prefer Jamie here mostly from the fact he has the draw advantage but it would be no surprise to see the two dog go in. The greyhound I believe to be very overpriced here is the Mark Wallis trained Rookery Pedro. This greyhound’s times stack up well against the field, he generally gets out the boxes quickly and could well get to the first bend in front. The 9/2 on offer with Ladbrokes is huge.
Nap – Crossfield Jet 9.32 Henlow @ 7/4 with Ladbrokes
NB – Rookery Pedro 9.48 Henlow @ 9/2 with Ladbrokes
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